Thank you all for your kind words yesterday. They helped me.
I am going to try a different midwife next month (in the same practice as the other) and see if I can get along better with her personality. There are four midwives to meet within the practice, so I am hoping the other three are more compatible with Chris and I. Here’s the kicker, though: whoever is “on call” when you go into labor is who will show up at your birth. So, I have to decide if it’s even worth having a 1 in 4 chance of having the blah midwife at my labor & delivery, or if I should find some other practice all together.
The options are very few here in the state of Oklahoma, however. There are NO birthing centers, and only 3 groups of midwives within the entire area. (A metro area which holds 1,000,000 people.) There are the midwives at OU (who I saw yesterday), another group in south OKC (homebirths only) that I’ve been told to stay away from by a friend, and one last group down in a town called Norman- which is just a tiny bit too far away for my liking.
I feel a bit lost at this point, but I know that I will know the right thing to do when the time comes. I trust myself enough to believe that. So, I will continue to explore my options and wait for my gut feeling to tell me what to do. And educate myself. That’s all I can really do at this point!
Ezra has decided that he wants a baby sister, and he’s even chosen two names that he likes. If it’s a girl, he either wants to name her “Uncle David” or “Dada”.
Recent weird pregnancy symptoms: A bloody nose everyday (I NEVER get these normally), and lots of shedding. My hair is EVERYWHERE. It seems to be falling out constantly. Hopefully I will not be bald before the 9 months is over… That would put a bit of a damper on Operation: Grow Hair, I think.
Today’s agenda: make dinner for a friend who recently had a baby (chicken enchiladas I’m thinking), do lots of laundry, and practice the songs I’ll be leading at church on Sunday. Ezra is home from VBS today with a cold, so he’ll be my partner in crime today. Stick em’ up!